One of the nation’s largest historic black universities, Texas Southern University’s notable alumni include U.S. Congressman George “Micky” Leland and U.S. Congresswoman Barbara Jordan, the first African American woman from the South to be elected to Congress.
The TSU campus provides several opportunities for heritage travelers: the University Museum, which houses an interesting and exciting collection of art created by African and African American artists; the Robert J. Terry Library Special Collections, which maintains the Barbara Jordan Papers archive; and the Hannah Hall Murals, a collection of murals— inspired by the community murals of Diego Rivera—current and former TSU students painted on and within TSU buildings.
Watch the following videos to learn more about Barbara Jordan and the Hannah Hall Murals at TSU. This video was produced for inclusion in the African Americans in Texas mobile tour found in our Texas Time Travel Tours mobile app. For more information about the mobile tour and African American cultural heritage in Texas, visit the African American Heritage theme page at the following link: http://texastimetravel.com/travel-themes/main-african-american-heritage